Saturday, February 20, 2016
We are pleased to announce the initial rehearsal/organizational meeting of Mercy College Community Choir’s Fall 2015 Season. The choir is open to the entire Mercy College Community (Students, Faculty, Staff, Families) and Community singers from the New York Metropolitan Area (NYC, Westchester, Rockland, NJ, LI etc). No audition is required but commitment to regular rehearsal attendance is expected. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:00 PM with consideration given to community singers who must travel to rehearsals directly from work. A culmination concert is scheduled for Thursday evening, December 17 on the Mercy College Campus.
The initial rehearsal takes place on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Mercy College’s Victory Hall, 2nd Floor Cafe’ starting at 6:30 PM. Registration and vocal section placement will take place before vocal technique and choir rehearsal commences.
There is parking adjacent to Victory Hall (which is not the main entrance to the campus but the entrance just before the main entrance, as you travel north on Broadway in Dobbs Ferry). Parking permits are attached. If the lot is filled you can proceed to the main entrance of the campus, park there and walk back to Victory which has a back entrance facing the main campus.
The concert repertory will be seasonal and include jazz, r&b, gospel and traditional arrangements of original and traditional seasonal music. There may be opportunities for individual singers to offer appropriate music to sing in a solo context. These will be selected by audition in November.
The contact email for questions is [email protected] You should use this for situations that arise eg a missed rehearsal, lateness, possible alternate arrangements to fit individual schedules etc.
I am including, below, a variety of documents you will find useful in relation to directions etc. Please print them out. I also encourage everyone to invite singing friends, family to join you and us in the joy of choir singing. Please make sure that they are commited to keep to the regular rehearsal schedule. We are aiming for the highest possible musical quality. Choir singing is very different from solo singing. We will try to continue a weekly podcast of rehearsals in the event you MUST miss a rehearsal. Choir members are expected to practice to the podcast in order to stay current with the choir repertoire and your part as it develops.
1. MCCC EP Album
2. Mercy News Article
3. The importance of a Vocal Producer (for MTEC Majors)
4. Directions to the Mercy Campus
5. Mercy College Map (Victory Hall is at bottom but doesn’t show the turn-off into the area)
6. Please fill out and return this form BEFORE next Thursday’s intitial rehearsal as it will save time as we get this year’s choir organized. Form should be emailed to [email protected] asap. Please do not register for the choir unless you plan to complete the semester.
6. Parking Permit
Event Location and Ticket Information
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Times: 12:00 am